House by Urban Splash commences work on all final sites at New Islington – including a brand new urban public garden
As it continues construction work at New Islington, the modern housebuilder House by Urban Splash has commenced work on multiple new sites at Manchester’s newest neighbourhood – and confirmed that a new public park will be created.
Once known as the notorious Cardroom Estate – and the setting for TV show Shameless – New Islington has been transformed into a new community in which people live, work and play. Hundreds of homes have already been created – one third of them affordable – as well as a park, a Marina, an OFSTED-Outstanding free school, health centre and an array of acclaimed bars and restaurants.
Groundworks have commenced on two House by Urban Splash Town House sites, including 18 new homes at Stubbs Mews and 34 new homes at New Islington Marina. The homes will be customisable, meaning buyers can create their dream space using a multitude of layouts; the first 10 homes have been delivered to the site this week.
A further two Mansion House apartment blocks are also now on site; created using modern methods of construction using super sustainable cross laminated timber (CLT), the homes will overlook New Islington Marina and stand adjacent to the first Mansion House block which will soon complete, bringing 40 new homes to the area. Commercial space is being created on the ground floor of each Mansion House block, giving coffee house brands and other food and beverage operators a new opportunity to operate in the neighbourhood.